How to Rent an RV – First Time

How to Rent an RV – First Time

Pack your Glamping shirt because we are renting an RV for the first time! Here are eight things you need to know right now about renting an RV for the first time:
#1 If you do not enjoy camping, you will like using a Recreational Vehicle. If this is your first time renting a Recreational Vehicle, you will do fine. Newbies will discover that renting an RV for the first time is easy! If you are a non-camper, renting an Motor Vehicle is the way to go. In an RV you will see so many different cities in one vacation!
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  1. P Ringer on May 28, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    Why do you say not to drink the sink water??

  2. Kris R on May 28, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    This is a very helpful video. We are trying to decide between renting a class c motor home or renting a large van and doing motels (4 adults and 2 preschoolers). May I ask how you handled side trips (tourist attractions), as in car rental or driving the motor home to site see.

  3. Gardiner Mulford on May 28, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    Well done!

  4. Rosanna Pantinescudero on May 28, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    Very helpful thank you. And spoke very clearly.

  5. Jewels Jewels on May 28, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    thanks for the helpful tips about traveling in an RV. The towels never feeling dry and the boxed AC in the RV, which leaves you with a damp feeling is a major issue with me so I will make my first trip is only three or four days.

  6. Sou_Nerd on May 28, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    Hi, how about fuel..? How much gallon per mile?

  7. Theresa Dehaba on May 28, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    Thanks for your info-we are thinking of trying before buying and know nothing about everything

  8. Angie Esquivel on May 28, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    Thank you so much! This helps out a lot!

  9. Eggs4breakfast on May 28, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    Thank you for this! My husband and I are starting to plan a trip to Utah with our 4 year old. There has s no way I would travel West (we’re in central Texas) without free access to a bathroom.
    One question: do most campsites have laundry access?

  10. Jeanne Stark on May 28, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    Regarding your comment about the coffee maker I would’ve brought a coffee maker with me. I have a cappuccino machine.

  11. RVersity on May 28, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    Wow Laurie I felt like I’m not a first timer anymore! Glamping 🙋that’s me! My first RV was a Travel Trailer and it felt like camping. Now, I have a motorized unit so it feels more Glamorous 👑

  12. ufc on May 28, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    What is the minimum age to rent one? I heard it was 25 but does cruiseamerica florida have a different regulation.?

  13. Becca Putnam on May 28, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    Thanks for the tips! Very valuable 😊

  14. Flip Mode on May 28, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    thank you great info. thinking of my first road trip across a few states

  15. NXTCHP FORME on May 28, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    Reduce the hand gestures. Need a group to do that. Broken down, troubleshooting….

  16. Are you ready for the Lord's return on May 28, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    Not sure if you will see this but Thank you! Yours was the first video I watched, if you would have scared me…there wouldn’t be any trip lol. From one mom of a 12 year old to another, ONE BIG HUG! He asked for a RV trip and I can do it thanks to you. ( I instantly thought of Uncle Eddie lol)

  17. T. S. on May 28, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    If a campsite doesn’t have a water hookup at each site does it usually have a place to fill up your water tank somewhere in the campground? If not, how do you refill during a trip?

  18. T. S. on May 28, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    Great video. Lots of info.

  19. 68wolfie on May 28, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    Great video – I’m an RV newb and took a lot of notes

  20. David Ha on May 28, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    So many positive things but what about all the negatives?

  21. Bamby Bimbo on May 28, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Amazing video. Thank you.

  22. unique fitness on May 28, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Awesome video ! Very informative!

  23. Fun2 Drive on May 28, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Great feedback on RVing. Thank you.

  24. Carolyn Knudsen on May 28, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Loved the tips! Thank you!

  25. C D on May 28, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    Use disposable !

  26. Tommy Vasquez on May 28, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    Thank you for the insight.

  27. Francisco Gamboa on May 28, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    I saw the mile cost is quite high if it is a long trip. Would it be better to travel to a place and then rent?

  28. Everette Holland on May 28, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    Good advice for renting first rv

  29. Ra fico on May 28, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    Thinking about RV renting for the first time. Very useful info, thanks for sharing.

  30. Thao Nguyen on May 28, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    Great suggestions! Thank you.

  31. VegasVegan702 on May 28, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    This was so so helpful, thank you! Love your hair too 🙂

  32. Michelle Nolan on May 28, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    Why can’t you use the water – RVers do this all the time. Kind of confused.

  33. Jon M. on May 28, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    Great video, thanks!

  34. Lynnette Bass on May 28, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    Thank you for the info!! I take care of my mom who had dementia and with Covit right now I’m restless and so is my husband but taking her to public restrooms isn’t something that I’d want to chance. We’re thinking of renting an Rv to go an abroad trip for a few days. Having all the amenities is important to us.

  35. John Mudie on May 28, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    Very nice informative video with some great hints and reminders. I’ll be vacationing with a Cruise America RV this week, and this video had some great advice to help packing.

  36. José Luis Garcia Clement on May 28, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    … and you know how to move your hands girl!..

  37. Jagoss312 on May 28, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    Boil some bottles water in a kettle boil some bottles of water 🙂

  38. Eaglescout on May 28, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    Thanks Laurie, My wife and I are going to rent the same size RV,, driving 2500 miles in 17 days. Was the RV easy to drive and what were the MPG for your trip. You have
    given us some excellent ideas for our senior adventure. We are flying into Calgary and renting from Canadream 50% discount on mileage plus 10% total off. You talked me into renting the pots the string of lights we will purchase there so to bring back something I will get those clips. Safe travels to you. We rented from CA in the 90s when our 3 children were young great time in the Rockies. Everyone was sleeping and dad just unplugged and drove to our next stop.

  39. Lyss Greene on May 28, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    Thanks! 🙂 Very informative.

  40. The Adventure Travelers on May 28, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    If any of your viewers want to rent our RV on the west coast, it’s available 🙂

  41. 1380beagle on May 28, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    This is perfect! Just what I’ve been looking for! Our family lives in the east, but we’re dying to get out and see some of the national parks out west. We thought this might be the perfect way ( fly out and rent an RV). Any thoughts on how to keep out the damp?

  42. Books With B on May 28, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    Found this video right on time!! We’re prepping for our first RV trip next month (renting from Cruise America also). Thank you for all of the helpful info. I’ve done quite a bit of research and you still hit some points I hadn’t discovered. So thank you so much!!

  43. Daniel Silva on May 28, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    O beautiful for spacious skies,
    For amber waves of grain,
    For purple mountain majesties
    Above the fruited plain!
    America! America!
    God shed His grace on thee
    And crown thy good with brotherhood
    From sea to shining sea!

  44. Emery Mitchell on May 28, 2020 at 5:30 pm


  45. Mark Holladay on May 28, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    Ooppps!!! Well, thank you for such a great informative video. We are first time RVer’s and we booked the rental for THIRTY DAYS… oops!!!! Heard you mention we should have tried it for 4 days or so first. Oh well, pray for us, will you? LOL. We really enjoyed your video. God bless you.

  46. all alone on May 28, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    thanks for all those great tips

  47. Jorge Alvarado on May 28, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    Great Great Video!! Amazing im plannin to go to las vegas in an RV 🙏🏻😬 thank you

  48. Abdullah Al-Shimri on May 28, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    I just rented a cargo trailer for the first time. Now thinking of renting a RV trailer.

  49. Vicki Richardson on May 28, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    Hello, I just started to rent my RV, I think your You Tube is Great, Can I attack the link to my Face Book page? The page is SummerFunRV if you want to look it up.

  50. abu- zatreh on May 28, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    Please giive me address in switzerland rent a motorhome( caravan)trip travel.thank you

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